The Snoqualmie Valley Gears Up for a Summer of Safe and Exciting Community Events

The Valley is preparing for a vibrant summer filled with community celebrations and events. Residents can look forward to various activities designed to bring people together safely and joyfully.

Upcoming Celebrations and Events

Red, White and BOOM in Snoqualmie: On July 4th, Snoqualmie Community Park will host a professional fireworks show starting around 9:45 PM. The event features food trucks, music, games, and family-friendly activities beginning at 7:00 PM. Limited ADA parking is available at the YMCA, with additional off-site parking at Church on the Ridge, Sno-King Ice Arena, and Northwest Ministries Network. Residents are encouraged to walk if they live within half a mile of the park.

The event promises a festive atmosphere with vendor booths, inflatables, bubble stations, chalk drawings, and a photo booth. Security will be provided by hired hands, Snoqualmie Police, and volunteers, with first aid services from Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Residents are advised to bring cash or credit for food trucks and vendors, chairs or blankets for seating, and to leave pets and personal fireworks at home.

Carnation 4th of July Celebration: This celebration includes a grand parade, live music, and a fireworks display at Remlinger Farms. Activities begin early in the day with a 5K run, pancake breakfast, and vendor village, culminating in the fireworks show at 10:00 PM.

The day starts with the Run for the Pies & Pints 5K, celebrating its 30th anniversary with commemorative rewards, prizes for top runners, and a post-race raffle. Following the run, attendees can enjoy a pancake breakfast at Tolt UCC, the kiddie parade, and the grand parade featuring various categories and awards.

Live music will be performed throughout the day at different venues, including Carnation Cafe, Pourhouse Pete’s, and Remlinger Farms. The evening will conclude with a beer garden, vendors, and a fireworks show. The event is free to attend, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Fireworks Stand: To support local charities, the Kiwanis Club will operate a fireworks stand in North Bend from June 28 to July 4. Proceeds will support scholarships and educational programs. The stand will be located across from QFC in North Bend and will be open from noon to 9 PM on June 28 and from 10 AM to 9 PM from June 29 to July 4.

New Fireworks Ordinances

Several cities in the Snoqualmie Valley, including North Bend, have implemented new fireworks regulations to enhance safety and reduce fire risks. Effective December 2023, this ordinance prohibits the personal use of aerial fireworks within city limits.

The regulation, passed in December 2022, aligns with those of King County and other cities to protect people, animals, homes, and businesses from the dangers associated with fireworks.

The ordinances remove “special fireworks” from the list of those authorized for sale, use, discharge, and possession. This includes banning aerial devices such as bottle rockets and missiles while allowing ground fireworks, hand-held sparklers, and smoke devices. These measures provide law enforcement consistency and align with the region’s broader efforts.

Residents can still enjoy safe and regulated community fireworks events despite the ban on personal aerial fireworks. Ground fireworks, hand-held sparklers, and smoke devices remain allowed under the new rules, while firecrackers and explosive devices are banned statewide.

Detailed Event Information

Red, White and BOOM in Snoqualmie

  • Date: July 4, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Location: Snoqualmie Community Park
  • Parking: Limited ADA parking at YMCA (35018 SE Ridge St.), off-site parking at Church on the Ridge (35221 SE Douglas St.), Sno-King Ice Arena (35323 SE Douglas St.), and Northwest Ministries Network (35131 SE Douglas St.)
  • Activities: Food trucks, vendor booths, inflatables, bubble stations, chalk drawing, photo booth, music
  • Fireworks Show: Approximately 9:45 PM
  • Cost: Free

Carnation 4th of July Celebration

  • Date: July 4, 2024
  • Time: All day, starting with a 5K run at 8:30 AM, fireworks at 10:00 PM
  • Location: Various locations in Carnation, including Remlinger Farms
  • Activities: 5K run, pancake breakfast, kiddie parade, grand parade, vendor village, live music, beer garden, fireworks show
  • Cost: Free admission, food and drinks available for purchase

Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Fireworks Stand

  • Date: June 28 – July 4, 2024
  • Hours: June 28 (Noon – 9 PM), June 29 – July 4 (10 AM – 9 PM)
  • Location: Across from QFC in North Bend
  • Proceeds: Support local charities, scholarships, and educational programs

Residents are encouraged to participate in community-organized fireworks events to enjoy the festivities safely and responsibly. For more information on event details, parking, and what to bring, visit the respective event websites and local announcements.

Snoqualmie Valley is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all its residents and visitors. This summer’s lineup of events promises fun and entertainment and fosters a sense of community and togetherness.

Whether you’re watching a dazzling fireworks display, enjoying live music, participating in a parade, or supporting local charities, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate and connect with your neighbors.

[Featured Image photo credit: Travis Wetherbee-Last Lite Photography]

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